DAILY BRIEF: Feb 14, 2018


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    Alibaba Will Stream Disney Content in China, But All Could Break in Months

    Disney is pinning its hopes to break into China’s content market on one of the country’s newly-risen tech giants. While, on the surface, the deal is a success for both sides, it comes with just as many worries as hopes, given Disney’s track record in China. Observer

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    China Jan Outbound Investment Jumps, May Tip Relaxation in Capital Controls

    China’s non-financial outbound direct investment rose nearly 40 percent in January from a year earlier, in the latest sign that Beijing may be slowly relaxing tough foreign exchange controls as the government grows less worried about capital flight. Reuters

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    Bai Ling To Star In First Chinese Feature In Over 20 Years

    Entourage and Lost star Bai Ling is back and set to star in Chinese murder mystery The Fatal Contract – her first Chinese feature since she was banned from the country for openly criticizing government officials. Deadline

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    Wong Kar-wai Set as Beijing Festival Jury President

    Iconic Hong Kong-based director Wong Kar-wai has been set as president of the jury for the competition section at the upcoming Beijing International Film Festival. Now in its eighth edition, the festival runs April 15-22, 2018. Variety

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    Aamir Khan’s ‘Secret Superstar’ Tops $100M In China; Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ Is Next Test For Bollywood

    Secret Superstar, an inspirational drama that features Aamir Khan, has crossed $100M in China after three weeks in release. Last year, the Khan-fronted Dangal grossed over $193M in the Middle Kingdom to make it the most successful Hindi movie ever in the market. Deadline